Western Gulf Coastal Grasslands bioregion

The bioregion’s land area is provided in units of 1,000 hectares. The protection goal is the combined Global Safety Net (GSN1) areas for the component ecoregions. The protection level indicates the percentage of the GSN goal that is currently protected on a scale of 0-10. N/A means data is not available at this time.

  • 9,107
    Total Land Area (1000 ha)
  • 1
    Number of Ecoregions
  • 29%
    Protection Target
  • 6
    Protection Level

The Western Gulf bioregion is unique in the Northern America (Nearctic) realm as the only example of a subtropical grasslands biome. Situated within the Southeast U.S. Savannas & Forests subrealm it runs along the coast of Texas and consists of one single ecoregion – Western Gulf Coastal Grasslands (384) – and includes the adjacent marine area in the Gulf of Mexico. Its land area is approximately 9 million hectares. 

The Western Gulf Coastal Grasslands bioregion is part of the Southeast U.S. Savannas & Forests subrealm and is made up of one ecoregion: (1) Western Gulf Coastal Grasslands.

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